19 Apr Facebook to Ask EU, Canadian Users for Facial Recognition Consent
Facebook has reportedly started asking users in Europe and Canada for their consent to be identified on the platform using facial recognition. The move is in preparation for the EU’s upcoming data privacy law, and also to comply with Canada’s strict privacy rules.
The new privacy agreement will no longer use pre-ticked boxes for consent. Instead, users can only agree to facial recognition using a button that says “Accept and Continue”. However, users under 18 will not be included in the face-matching database.
However, the Irish DPC has yet to sign off on the proposal, saying that there are still a number of issues that Facebook needs to respond to.